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Vegas Robaina Famosos: An Undiscovered Territory

Submitted by Oliver on September 6, 2013 – 7:32 amNo Comment

What is the difference between a Cohiba Robustos and a Vegas Robaina Famosos? The first is a renowned brand and many of you have smoked it, I’m sure. The second cigar is less known, but it doesn’t mean it’s worse or doesn’t deserve your attention. Cohiba Robustos is highly valued by many people due to the brand name Cohiba and that luxury aspect it bears while Vegas Robaina Famosos is less popular and much more modest but not less tasty. And I’m going to prove it right away!

A little bit of history: The line has been established in 1997 by Don Alejandro Robaina and is considered a novice if compared to other brands such as Romeo Y Julieta or Partagas. Don Alejandro has been growing the best tobacco in the Vuelta Abajo, (Pinar del Rio), region for over fifty years. His cigars are highly valued by connoisseurs and those who like mold to medium cigars with subtle taste.

Talking of the appearance – this cigar looks great and smooth to the touch, as well as to the eye. J There are some visible veins on the surface but who cares, really? Being at about $10-$11 per stick, it looks great and tastes awesome, so it looks impeccable to me.

The taste is very similar to that of Don Alejandro (if you ever smoked one, you’ll understand what I mean) but the cigar is much shorter, with a different ring gauge:  length – 127 and ring gauge – 48.

At first, I was graced with a mild flavor abundant of cocoa notes and lots of sweetness. Like it so much when a cigar is mild, as it is like a relaxing time after a hard day of work.

After smoking the cigar for a while, I experienced some pepper and pine notes which freshened the cigar a bit and give it a totally new perspective.

It’s an amazing cigar but often underrated, that is why I highly recommend it to all my friends and everyone reading our website. Try it, my friends, you’ll never regret a bit of its ash, I promise. I would also like to add that I was hesitant about smoking it at first but a very nice person from – MS Melanie Navis was so kind and attentive to me and my preferences that she managed to persuade me to try something new, namely, this cigar, and I never regretted it. Thank you, MS Navis!

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